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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2008
NCES 2009-022
April 2009

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Table 2.1.

Number of student-reported nonfatal crimes against students ages 12–18 and rate of crimes per 1,000 students, by location, type of crime and year: 1992–2006


Number of crimes   Rate of crimes per 1,000 students
Serious violent1 Serious violent1
Year Total Theft Violent Total Theft Violent
At school   
                   
1992  3,409,200 2,260,500 1,148,600 245,400   144 95 48 10
1993  3,795,200 2,357,000 1,438,200 306,700   155 96 59 12
1994  3,795,500 2,371,500 1,424,000 322,400   150 94 56 13
1995  3,467,900 2,177,900 1,290,000 222,500   135 85 50 9
1996  3,163,000 2,028,700 1,134,400 225,400   121 78 43 9
1997  2,721,200 1,666,000 1,055,200 201,800   102 63 40 8
1998  2,715,600 1,562,300 1,153,200 252,700   101 58 43 9
1999  2,489,700 1,605,500 884,100 185,600   92 59 33 7
2000  1,946,400 1,246,600 699,800 128,400   72 46 26 5
2001  2,001,300 1,237,600 763,700 160,900   73 45 28 6
2002  1,753,600 1,095,000 658,600 88,100   64 40 24 3
2003  1,930,100 1,191,400 738,700 154,200   73 45 28 6
2004  1,445,800 863,000 582,800 107,400   55 33 22 4
2005  1,487,900 858,400 629,500 137,300   56 32 24 5
2006  1,676,400 909,500 767,000 173,600   63 34 29 6
                   
Away from school   
                   
1992  3,286,800 1,607,600 1,679,200 750,200   138 68 71 32
1993  3,419,700 1,691,800 1,728,000 849,500   139 69 70 35
1994  3,258,100 1,521,700 1,736,400 832,700   129 60 69 33
1995  3,058,300 1,561,800 1,496,500 599,000   119 61 58 23
1996  3,050,600 1,622,900 1,427,700 670,600   117 62 55 26
1997  3,107,300 1,551,600 1,555,800 635,900   117 58 59 24
1998  2,534,500 1,236,400 1,298,100 550,200   95 46 48 21
1999  2,106,600 1,048,200 1,058,300 476,400   78 39 39 18
2000  2,011,800 1,091,000 920,800 373,100   74 40 34 14
2001  1,670,500 912,900 757,500 290,300   61 33 28 11
2002  1,510,400 790,100 720,300 309,200   55 29 26 11
2003  1,592,600 746,200 846,400 325,000   60 28 32 12
2004  1,262,200 706,400 555,800 228,600   48 27 21 9
2005  1,228,400 603,400 625,000 267,600   46 23 24 10
2006  1,312,000 659,400 652,600 284,100   49 25 24 11
1 Serious violent crimes are also included in violent crimes.
NOTE: The dashed horizontal line indicates a break in trend due to a redesign of the methods used to measure victimization in the 2006 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). Due to this redesign, please use caution when comparing 2006 estimates with estimates of earlier years. Serious violent crimes include rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes include serious violent crimes and simple assault. Theft includes purse snatching, pick pocketing, all burglaries, attempted forcible entry, and all attempted and completed thefts except motor vehicle thefts. Theft does not include robbery in which threat or use of force is involved. Total crimes include violent crimes and theft. "At school" includes inside the school building, on school property, or on the way to or from school. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Estimates of number of crimes are rounded to the nearest 100. Although Indicators 2 and 3 present information on similar topics, the survey sources for these two indicators differ with respect to time coverage and administration. For more information on these two surveys, please see appendix A PDF File (301 KB). Estimates were revised and may differ from previously published data.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 1992–2006.
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